Open source hardware and software is the holy grail for developers—a virtual white canvas for those looking to create custom firmware. Join us today for another XDA TV session, in which XDA Recognized Developer AdamOutler unboxes the Auraslate Lifepad 1026 the XDA way.
Disassembling the 10″ tablet to its naked internals, Adam shows us how the Lifepad 1026 ticks. He also gives us a few tips about setting up a UART port on the tablet, and then goes on to show us the kind of debugging one can accomplish with such access. So stop what you’re doing, and go watch the video now!
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Mario Tomás Serrafero · May 30, 2015 at 11:00 am · 3 comments
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